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The Dyrt Report: 45% of Campers Identify Trucks as Ideal Camping Vehicle

A survey by The Dyrt, an app for camping information, reveals that 45% of campers view trucks as the ideal vehicle for camping. Sport utility vehicles (SUVs) were the most commonly owned among these outdoor enthusiasts, with 56% reporting ownership, compared to 48.8% who owned trucks. Vans and minivans recorded 20.3%

In a press release, Kevin Long, CEO of The Dyrt, explains the popularity of trucks: “Pickup trucks were made for camping. They offer an ideal combination of utility, practicality, and functionality.”

Long added that pickup trucks are suitable for camping, noting their ability to navigate difficult terrains and ample storage capacity for camping essentials. Trucks are also equipped with features ranging from bed caps to pop-up campers.

Nearly 4% of the surveyed campers use their truck bed as their primary camping setup, totaling over 3.3 million individuals in the U.S. The trend towards using vehicles as part of the camping experience is underscored by the use of overlanding—an adventurous style of camping that combines off-roading with camping. In 2023, 3.4% of campers primarily engaged in this camping type.

The report shows that in 2023, 4.8% of campers tried overlanding, and were interested in exploring rooftop tenting and overlanding for the first time in 2024. The predominant age group for truck camping is young people, 18 to 24 year olds.

Income also plays a role in camping preferences. Those with household incomes above $250,000 are twice as likely to engage in overlanding or truck camping. 

Charles P., a camper from Washington, describes his transition from SUVs to a truck-based camping setup: “Having used rooftop tents long before they started trending, I wanted to try something different where everything had a place, was organized, easy to use, and fast to set up and tear down. I opted for the slide-in camper on my Toyota Tacoma, and after parts sourcing and some trial and error, ‘Magellan’ was born.”

According to the survey, 60% of campers plan to purchase a new vehicle within the next five years. Campers are three times more likely to own an electric vehicle and twice as likely to own a hybrid than the average driver. 

Respondents also shared their insights into using the new Toyota Tacoma, including stargazing in clear skies, truck camping in the wilderness, towing an Airstream across the U.S., and embarking on drives from Alaska to Patagonia.

The Dyrt offers resources for camping enthusiasts, showcasing user-generated reviews, photos, and tips for every type of camping location across public, private, and free sites in the U.S. This extensive database assists campers in planning and executing their outdoor adventures.

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Joseph Wright
Joseph Wright
May 8, 2024 1:51 pm

Isn’t it exciting how truck camping is all the rage now? Enthusiasts are getting super creative with their setups, like rooftop tents and clever storage solutions. And if you’re into overlanding, investing in the right gear can really level up your adventure game. Ready to hit the road? Let’s go!

ShadowyGemini-43
ShadowyGemini-43
May 8, 2024 3:03 pm

Have you heard about the latest truck camping trends? Enthusiasts are getting creative with DIY mods like rooftop tents. Brands are stepping up with gear tailored for truck campers, elevating the camping game!

IsaacVoyage
IsaacVoyage
May 8, 2024 6:27 pm

I’ve found that pickup trucks are a hit for camping with their storage and towing abilities. Adding accessories like rooftop tents can really level up the outdoor experience!

BryanSummit
BryanSummit
May 8, 2024 6:34 pm

Hey fellow truck-loving campers! Exciting news – truck camping isn’t just for the young or wealthy. Overlanding is the new buzz. could it be your next rugged adventure?

foolish1234
foolish1234
May 8, 2024 8:30 pm

Nearly half of campers opt for trucks for camping due to their practicality. Trucks are ideal for rough terrains and offer ample storage. Many campers turn their truck beds into their camping haven. It’s cool how truck camping and overlanding are catching on, especially among young adults and higher-income earners. Personalizing your truck with cool gear like rooftop tents adds a fun touch to the camping experience. Joining online communities or attending events can be a great way to learn more tips and tricks for truck camping and overlanding.

TabithaGale
TabithaGale
May 9, 2024 1:16 am
Reply to  foolish1234

Connecting with fellow truck campers online or at events is awesome for sharing tips. Don’t forget to jazz up your rig with cool gear for added flair. Let’s hit the road!

Funkorama896
Funkorama896
May 8, 2024 8:36 pm

Hey truck fans! Ever thought about decking out your truck for camping? Picture this: rooftop tents, off-road gear – taking your camping game up a notch! It’s not just the destination. it’s the journey with your trusty camping buddy. What’s your take on this awesome trend?

CaringFrend_770
CaringFrend_770
May 9, 2024 12:11 am

You know, trucks have truly taken over the camping world! They bring that perfect mix of practicality and fun to any camping trip. With all the cool accessories available, like bed caps and pop-up campers, trucks just make camping life so much easier and more enjoyable. It’s like having your own cozy camping retreat on wheels! If you’re looking to step up your camping game and be the envy of your fellow campers, swapping out your trusty SUV for a truck is definitely a smart move!

JazzyDev80
JazzyDev80
May 9, 2024 2:31 am

Did you know that among young adults, eco-friendly camping practices are on the rise? It’s awesome to see sustainable choices like minimizing waste and using renewable energy gaining traction in truck camping!

Megan Collins
Megan Collins
May 9, 2024 3:36 am

Isn’t it cool that exploring the outdoors in a pickup truck adds both practicality and adventure? Truck camping connects us with nature, creating unforgettable experiences.

Stephanie Cox
Stephanie Cox
May 9, 2024 5:10 am

Many campers swear by trucks for camping, praising their utility and storage. Truck bed tents can really level up your camping game, providing a cozy sleep spot. And exploring off-the-grid spots? It’s a whole adventure that connects you deeply with nature.

Mark Hall
Mark Hall
May 9, 2024 9:52 am

Ever thought about how campers deck out their trucks with cool gear like rooftop tents? It’s wild! Truck companies are catching on and creating more camping-friendly options. It’s awesome to see how truck camping is becoming a hit among outdoor fans. What’s your take on this trend?

Karen Hill
Karen Hill
May 9, 2024 1:22 pm

Isn’t it cool how many campers dig using trucks for camping? Trucks are so versatile and handy for outdoor adventures. Younger adults and those with more moolah seem to really vibe with them!

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